Prospective Randomized Trial of Ligasure Versus Harmonic Hemostasis Technique in Thyroidectomy

@article{Rahbari2010ProspectiveRT,
  title={Prospective Randomized Trial of Ligasure Versus Harmonic Hemostasis Technique in Thyroidectomy},
  author={Reza Masoud Rahbari and Aarti Mathur and Mio Kitano and Marlon A. Guerrero and Wen T. Shen and Q. Y. Duh and Orlo Herrick Clark and Electron Kebebew},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={18},
  pages={1023-1027}
}
Two surgical devices have become popular in thyroid surgery: a bipolar energy sealing system (B) and ultrasonic coagulation (UC). Retrospective and prospective studies have demonstrated that the use of these surgical devices for thyroidectomy compared with conventional thyroidectomy (clamp-and-tie) techniques reduces operative time and cost. We conducted a prospective randomized clinical trial to determine if there is any difference in operative time and cost between B and UC. A single-blinded… CONTINUE READING

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